In Wind Tunnels, Ski Jumpers Become Flying Machines
In a sport where winners and losers are sometimes separated by mere meters, it pays to get an edge. SciFri visited Darko Technologies, a wind tunnel in Ogden, Utah, to see how USA ski jumping head coach Clint Jones uses physics to achieve the perfect jump.
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Adam Johnston is a physics professor at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.
Clint Jones is head coach of USA Ski Jumping in Park City, Utah.